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Spleen Meridian

Regional Anatomy:
Skin-subcutaneous tissue-tendon of semitendinous muscle-medial head of gastrocnemius muscle.
In the superficial layer, there are the medial curaneous branches of the leg from the saphenous nerve, the great saphenous vein and the branches of  the descending geniculatrartery. In the deep layer, there are the medial inferior genicular artery and vein.

Upright sitting with flexed knees or supine position; on the medial side of the knee and the lower border `f the medial condyle of tibia, on a level with the lower border of the tuberosity of tibia.
strengthening the spleen and stomach, inducing diuresis, regulating menstruation, and removing the obstruction in the channels and collaterals.

Abdominal pain and distension, Diarrhea, dysentery, edema, jaundice, dysuria, enuresis, incontinence of urine, pain in the external genitalia, dysmenorrhea, and pain in the knee.

Combined use with YanglingquanGB34 (Yanglingquan (GB34) He-Sea Point, Influential Point of Tendon) for treatment of gonarthritis; with GuanyuanCV4 (Guanyuan (CV4) Front-Mu Point of the SmallIntestine) for treatment of emission and urinary retention; with ZhongjiCV3 (Zhongji (CV3) Front-Mu Point of the Bladder) for treatment of pelvic inflammtion and vulvitis; with TianshuST25 (Tianshu (ST25) Front-Mu Point of the Large Intestine) and ZusanliST36 (Zusanli (ST36) He-Sea Point) for treatment of acute bacillary dysentery; and with ChengshanBL57 (Chengshan (BL57)), JiexiST41 (Jiexi (ST41) Jing-River Point) and TaibaiSP3 (Taibai(SP3) Shu-Stream, Yuan-Primary Point) for treatment of cholera.

Insert the needle perpendicularly 0.5-1.0 cun deep; needling response: local sensation of distension, extend towards the foot; moxibustion: using 3-5 moxa-cones, mild moxibustion for 10-12 min.


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